You proved your point
Life is not all fun and laughter
It was a long, hard winter
But it is summer now
And the tears shed have birthed new flowers
I beat you, you son-of-a-bitch
As hard as you tried
You were not the death of me
I was stronger
My faith saw me through
I am back
Better than I was
I will survive
I will even thrive
I will love
I will fly again
Joyful days have finally arrived
And they will last forever.
I call my intuition my “god self” It told me I needed to slow down and listen and then doing what I was led to do after learning I had cancer. I started doing meditation and I learned reiki which I started doing every day on myself. Whenever I tuned into my body, it let me know what it needed in order to heal, and it would always direct to just the next right step, resource and person.. For me this meant getting grid of most of my possessions and renting a small cabin on a farm in the woods- getting back to nature and living simply. All through my journey with cancer, I was led to just the right person or resource in my path to healing.
The body is a channel to the soul. Rather than using the illness to beat ourselves up, or set off on a crusade to figure out why bad things happen to good people, we can use the illness to get our attention.
Our bodies have a deep desire to live. They have an incredible tolerance for damage and destruction. I believe that we live as long as our soul needs our bodies and live well because of the care we give to our bodies. The care we give to our bodies determines the quality of life we will have, but not the length of life.
Getting ill is what woke me up to my body and made me pay attention to it. Bernie Siegel says “Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires- disruptions in our lives that seem to be disastrous at the time but end by re-directing our lives in a meaningful way.” I could no longer view my body as a machine to be driven and manipulated. Now I needed to see it as my companion who needed to be loved and listened to. A sanctuary to be worshipped.
I started asking my body what it needed to tell me.
I knew that being healed and being cured are two different things. You can be healed without being cured and you can be cured without being healed.
Being healed is more of a spiritual and emotional process that can lead to a physical healing. Curing can be more of an external process. If the medical establishment makes no attempt to cure you from a disease like cancer, without helping you heal what lies at the root of your illness, your body will most likely fail to thrive and you are more likely to experience a recurrence.
To be healed means: to become whole” which means to repair inner fractures, restore emotional harmony and attain peace, which can happen even in the presence of disease. To be cured is to be free of disease. My goal is to achieve both.
What does your body need in order to get better? What needs to be healed in your soul, your heart, your life? What steps might you take to a healing plan into place? Hopefully, you can start this process and avoid getting sick by starting now when you are healthy.
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